I made two hats today. Yep, two in one day. Thanks to my son, who doesn’t know to stay away from his friends when they’re sick, I’ve been fighting a lovely cold, and today I woke up with a heck of a cough and decided to stay home rather than risk infecting everyone else in my office (especially the ones who have young babies at home). After a long, restful day, I feel almost human again, and two of my daughter’s friends have new hats. The Devil Wears Prada and The Vow got me through the first one.
Pattern is Squarshy Hat, one of my faves, and yarn is Cascade 128 Superwash. I knit the body until about 5.75″ before starting decreases.
Next up was Moulin Rouge. It served me well, and I got the second hat almost done by the time the credits were done rolling. This one is Swirling Beanie, and I changed things up a bit. I did a twisted rib brim on smaller needles, and used a bigger needle for the body. Also, I only knit to about 5.5″, and I wish I’d gone another quarter of an inch. But it should still fit fine. It’s also Cascade 128 Superwash.
The purple one looks a lot smaller but it’s got a lot of stretch in that swirling pattern. Both were done with just one skein, including the pompom. I think I satisfied my hat-knitting urge for now!
I hope you feel better soon! Nice hats!
Thanks, me too!
Your hats are so lovely. That’s the perfect way to spend a day when you don’t feel well. hope that the rest of your week goes very well.
Thanks so much. It really was a nice way to spend the day!
Sick day knitting is way better than conference call knitting. Though sick day knitting can lead to some weird results, especially if copious amounts of cold medicine are involved
LOL that’s very true! I was just recently reminded of some unfortunate knitting when I accidentally took an extra pain pill!